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French Jews hold protest against France's decision to abstain in key UNESCO vote on Jerusalem

France's Jewish umbrella bodies on Thursday rallied opposite the French Foreign Ministry in Paris to protest France's failure to vote against UNESCO resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem.CRIF, the political lobby group representing French Jewish communities, and the Consistoire, French Jewry’s organ responsible for religious services, called to join a protest rally on Thursday at the Quai d'Orsay. The gathering came in reaction to the passing of two resolutions on Jerusalem this month by UNESCO committees.France was among 26 countries that abstained from voting during the first resolution, at the UNESCO Executive Board last week. It refers to the…
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UNESCO panel adopts another decision denying Jewish link to Temple Mount

WJC, The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday adopted by a secret ballot a decision which accuses Israel of damaging the character of Jerusalem and ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to the holy sites in the city. Earlier, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder had called on the 21 members of the committee to reject the “blatantly dishonest, inflammatory, and one-sided" text.Of the 20 WHC members who cast their vote, 10 voted in favor of the text, 8 abstained and 2 voted against. The members on the committee are…
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BOI interest rate for November 2016 remains unchanged

The decision to keep the interest rate for November 2016 unchanged at 0.1 percent is consistent with the Bank of Israel's monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target range of 1–3 percent a year.The decision to keep the interest rate for November 2016 unchanged at 0.1 percent is consistent with the Bank of Israel's monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target range of 1–3 percent a year, and to support growth while maintaining financial stability. The Monetary Committee continues to assess that…
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President Rivlin’s Rosh Hashanah greeting

​In his Rosh Hashanah greeting to the Diaspora, President Rivlin stresses challenges facing Jewish leaders, calls for greater engagement with Israel among the younger generationIn the run up the Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, President Reuven Rivlin issued his traditional greeting to Jewish communities around the world. In the message he stressed that, “Today the Jewish community and its leaders - in Israel and around the world - face three very difficult challenges.” He named the first as the “well-being of Jewish communities in need” of whom he said, “we must work to help them continue to be proud to…
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PM Netanyahu's eulogy at the funeral for Shimon Peres

​In a turbulent Middle East, peace will not be achieved other than by preserving our power. But power is a means to an end; to promote progress, prosperity and peace – for us, for the nations of the region and for our Palestinian neighbors.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Friday, 30 September), at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem, at the funeral for Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres, delivered the following eulogy: "You have come from near and far to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, to pay last respects to Shimon Peres, one of the founders of the state, one of the greatest…
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Shimon Peres 1923 - 2016

Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, 28 September 2016. The State of Israel and its people deeply mourn the passing of a great leader, a statesman and a true visionary.(1923-2016)Ninth President of Israel 2007-2014Prime Minister of Israel 1984-1986 and 1995-1996Foreign Minister of Israel 1986-1988; 1992-1995; 2001-2002Shimon Peres - public servant, parliamentarian and the eighth Prime Minister of the State of Israel - was elected by the Knesset on June 13, 2007 to serve as the Ninth President of Israel, and took the oath of office on July 15, serving until Julyi 24, 2014.Peres…
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5,500 IDF Lone Soldiers Gather for Largest-Ever FIDF 'Fun Day' at Israeli Waterpark

6,400 Lone Soldiers from 80 countries, including 880 Americans, serve in the IDFSHEFAYIM, Israel, A record 5,500 “Lone Soldiers” – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers with no immediate family in Israel – gathered Thursday at Israel’s largest waterpark, just outside of Tel Aviv, for a day of rest and recreation. The biggest-ever “Fun Day” was hosted by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) in partnership with the IDF and Yachad Le’maan Ha’chayal (The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers and The LIBI Fund).There are some 6,400 Lone Soldiers from 80 countries serving in the IDF today, and about…
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WJC-US dismayed by court decision against victims of Palestinian terror

WJC, The World Jewish Congress-US expressed its deep dismay concerning the decision by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to dismiss a $655.5 million terrorism judgement against the Palestinian Authority (PA), calling it a strong setback to the efforts to hold the PA liable for attacks in Israel during the Second Intifada, which included the murder of 33 American citizens, among others. The court ruled that the American court system had no jurisdiction over the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).This decision overturns that of a lower court judge on 15 February 2015, who had…
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Jerusalem Dedicates New Command Vehicle to Fight Terror, Thanks to Christian Support

High-tech communications vehicle allows security to deploy rapidly in the fieldJERUSALEM,  Israel’s capital city is now being protected by a state-of-the-art, high-tech forward command vehicle, thanks to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship).The Fellowship’s founder and president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, joined Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat last week to dedicate the vehicle, which will respond to terror attacks and other violence against the city. The $375,000 state-of-the-art mobile command-and-control vehicle will help Jerusalem security forces confront security threats and other emergencies in real time, enabling coordinated and rapid responses to fast-moving events in the field. The vehicle is…
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